Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

About Penn Psych

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The Department of Psychiatry collaborates with several patient advocacy groups to achieve our mutual missions of parity in mental health coverage, increased access to broader and more effective mental health clinical programs, and increased support for community-based mental health services.  This commitment to patients and their families and friends represents a powerful partnership to maximize a positive voice to foster education, research, and clinical care programs in the mental health field.

Please select a link below to learn more about some of the department’s collaborations with mental health agencies and patient advocacy groups:

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands - Adolescent Mental Health Initiative

ASCEND: The Asperger Syndrome Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

Autism Speaks

Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy

Bridging the Gaps

Children, Adolescents and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

Community Council for Mental Health and Mental Retardation

Consortium Inc.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Gift of Life Donor Program

GRASP - The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership

Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center

Horizon House

Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA

Mental Illness, Research, Education, and Clinical Care (MIRECC of the Veteran Administration's Stars and Stripes Network)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Network of Depression Centers (Click here for NNDC Facebook page)

Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)

This list represents a fraction of the community organizations that the department collaborates with to improve the understanding and treatment of mental illness.